“Messer Chups” from Saint Petersburg, Russia is a surf rockabilly band. The group was formed in 1998 by composer and guitarist, Oleg Fomchenkov, AKA “Guitaracula”. 🧛♂️
The three albums in our photograph are “No Costume No Candy”, which is a 4 LP 33, “Teeming with Screaming Thrills”, which includes 4 songs in a 45, and “Aloha Swamp”, which also includes 4 songs on a 45. Messer Chups combines surf rock and traditional Russian music, as well as using samples from historical recordings, lounge music, and vintage film soundtracks.
Oleg “Guitaracula” Fomchenkov (aka Oleg Gitarkin) – guitar
Svetlana “Zombierella” Nagaeva – bass
Evgeny Lomakin (aka “Rocking Eugene”) – drums
These are great musicians with
a love for art & film.
Check ’em out!